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Picture shows a model posing as a tired nurse in a hospital at night. Pressures facing nursing remain a particular concern and the health service is relying on unpaid overtime and the goodwill of the wider workforce, a report says.

NHS reliant on unpaid overtime and goodwill of staff, review body says

Pay Review Body says staff will struggle to cope unless changes are made

Smoking cessation session

Public health green paper published, but ‘buried’, says RCN

Plans include steps to tackle smoking, obesity and mental health issues

A nurse's hand holding a glass of water

Advice for nurses and employers as UK faces heatwave

RCN says staff must have time to rehydrate and take breaks in warm weather

Nurse walking down a hospital ward corridor

Sepsis: hospital admissions in England have more than doubled in three years

Commentators say figure could be due to rise in awareness of the condition

Nurse filling in a staffing rota

Unpaid overtime and reliance on agency nurses in Wales must stop, RCN says

College briefs government with aim of informing its forthcoming workforce strategy

Overseas nurses

NMC revalidation data highlights diversity among NHS nurses and midwives

More than one third of nurses in the care home sector were trained outside the UK

Evidence and Practice

Time is Precious: person-centred end of life care in an emergency department. A quality improvement project

Time is precious: person-centred end of life care in an emergency department

A quality improvement project undertaken in one ED at a major tertiary referral hospital

Reducing attendance at trauma clinics by providing first-point-of-contact treatment

Reducing attendance at trauma clinics by providing first-point-of-contact treatment

Implementing trauma pathways in two of Oxfordshire’s community minor injury units

Full-thickness burns due to contact with gastric acid

Full-thickness burns due to contact with gastric acid

This article highlights the potential harm caused by gastric acid

How the emergency department four-hour target affects clinical outcomes for patients diagnosed with a personality disorder

How ED four-hour target affects clinical outcomes for people with a personality disorder

This article challenges the perception of the target as beneficial for all patients

Responding to nerve agent poisoning: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 2

Responding to nerve agent poisoning: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 2

The second part of our emergency nurse guide on nerve agents

Nursing patients with acute aortic dissection in emergency departments

Nursing patients with acute aortic dissection in emergency departments

This article aims to increase emergency nurses’ knowledge of acute aortic dissection

Features

Preparing staff for the sudden death of a child in the emergency department

A study day and guidance have given staff the skills to cope with sudden child death

ED nursing team makes end of life care a priority

How one trust created a pathway to enable people to die at home

Free
Tara Matare

The leadership strategy that changed the way others – and my team – saw our department

RCN Nurse of the Year 2019 led the transformation from ‘just outpatients’ to outstanding

Taurai Matare RCN Nurse of the Year 2019

Rapid triage: award-winning action plan slashes four-hour target breaches

How an emergency nurse practitioner team transformed an under-pressure eye casualty service

Escalation of youth violence piles pressure on care providers

Violence epidemic is placing new demands on healthcare staff beyond the clinical

Hospital opens door to fresh start for patients with personality disorder

A hospital’s ‘open door’ helps people with emotionally unstable personality disorder to cope

Opinion

Compassion in care

The highs and lows of being a patient with an eating disorder in emergency care

Service user James Downs on how compassionate nurses made him feel worthy of being cared for

The importance of keeping our nursing knowledge up to date

It is vital to read widely and keep abreast of what is current in our learning

Join the Emergency Care Association at RCN Congress and make your voice heard

Congress on 19-23 May can be a great platform to generate and share ideas

Students

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

On the front line with a paramedic

A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and...

Careers

April McKay

Emergency nurse appointed to medical college committee

April McKay on why emergency nursing inspires her so much

'Saving lives isn't just about resuscitation'

Consultant nurse Sarah Charters says mental health is one of EDs' biggest challenges...

Julie Reeve

'Just when you think you have seen it all... you really haven’t'

RCNi Award finalist Julie Reeve talks about her 30-year career in nursing

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